Spending Money on the VW Jetta This Week

This weekend was a bit hectic as the VW Jetta broke down while I was out with a friend. When I tried to start the car it shook and we called to have it towed to the mechanic. My little Jetta has been doing pretty well, so I was surpised to see it have this problem. […]

Do You Qualify for a Mortgage?

Getting a mortgage takes a bit of work and while it’s not rocket science to apply, it’s not something you can do overnight. If you plan on buying a house with a mortgage loan, you have to meet certain qualifications. Having a Down Payment is Only Part of It When we applied for a mortgage, […]

Couple Money on the Web

Hey everyone! I wanted to let you what I’ve been up to over the past few months. I’ve been blogging here at Couple Money for the past eight months, but I’ve been working on different projects too. I feel that blogging is about building a community, so I’m really excited to share with you some posts […]

How Much is Our Townhouse Costing Us?

If you’re looking to buy a house, you might want to go ahead and run the numbers for your area. To say buying is better than renting or vice versa is foolish, as everyone has a different situation. Rent vs Buying Costs I wanted to give you the run down with our housing expenses, so […]

Net Worth Review: April 2010

April has passed way too quickly for my taste, but it also means that summer is approaching. Starting this month, there will be some changes to how I publish my net worth reviews. I’m changing the format for my benefit, but I also noticed that it would work well for some readers. April Spending Habits I thought […]

What We Spend Money On: Video Games

I was messing around Bundle for a post idea and I got distracted by checking out the charts on how other couples spend their money in Raleigh. It kind of inspired me for a post here on Couple Money. I was thinking I could share some of our discretionary expenses from time to time. It would be […]

Our Tax Refund is Delayed

We’ve been expecting a direct deposit on our tax refund for the past week. Since we’re taking the home buyer’s tax credit, we’ve been eagerly checking our account for the direct deposit. This isn’t the first time we’ve had a tax refund not come in as planned. Types of Notices and Letters Sent by IRS The good […]

2010 Couple Goal: Exercising and Being More Active

We’re trying to reach our health goals with sustainable change. It’s been hard to make some changes and I still have to make myself keep to my exercise routine, but it’s easier when you do it as a team.     My Fitness Goals By mid June, I’d like to: Weigh 12 lbs lighter Be […]